After weeks of planning, researching and deliberating, our hearts break to announce that we, as a family, have decided that we will not be opening our physical doors for the Summer of 2020.

After 26 years of being in business, we never thought that something like this would happen and hit so close to home. Although we have continued to plan, prepare and hope for another unforgettable summer, the risks posed by COVID-19 threaten our deepest rooted values: the health, wellness, happiness and safety of our campers, staff and families. The safety of our children and our staff has always been and will always be our number one priority.

We know that being away from our friends has been difficult, so we are excited to announce an eight-week virtual camp experience for our campers to stay connected with PCDC. During this, “Camp in a Backpack,” program, our campers will have daily activities available to them which will include but are not limited to; creative movement with Miss Diane, messy explorations with Mrs. Wonderwhy, cartooning, cooking classes, animal encounters and so much more. We know that over the past several weeks many parents have become teachers in a way you never thought you would. We admire your dedication to helping your children develop and stay on track during these important years. We are here for you and look forward to providing guided activities to keep our campers engaged, entertained and feeling a sense of normalcy this summer. Please find more information on our Virtual Camp In A Backpack page!

There is nothing we want more than to have our summer camp flooded with laughter and joy this summer. Although this year won’t look the same, we will strive to provide a PCDC summer experience that will be full of creativity, fun, laughter and joy!

Be safe, be well and keep having fun as a family. We will always be here for you.

Sincerely,

Laura and the Hubschman Family

Our Philosophy

Our summer camp exists exclusively for the young child 18 months to 9 years of age. Our aim is to nurture and develop each child’s greatest potential during a stimulating and fun filled summer! We have created a relaxed environment where campers feel comfortable and confident. Our small group size and excellent camper to counselor ratio assure the fostering of each camper’s social, emotional and physical needs. After a summer at Palisades Country Day Camp, campers feel a sense of accomplishment, importance and independence which in turn builds strong self-esteem!

The PCDC Magic

At Palisades Country Day Camp, there is a special kind of “MAGIC” intertwined in each day, every activity, camper, counselor and experience. Throughout the summer, campers will experience a variety of activities that embrace creativity, laughter and growth. Events such as snow day, superhero day, breakfast in pajamas and our annual boat regatta ensure lifelong memories are made. This is our magic. We are truly ALL ABOUT FUN!

Our Staff

The key to any camp’s success lies in the quality of its staff. At PCDC we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and child-focused atmosphere. We have highly qualified, experienced, caring staff members with diverse backgrounds posing a wide range of skills. We all share a tremendous dedication and commitment to children. All groups are lead by adult professionals comprised mainly of certified teachers and college students studying education. All of our staff members are trained in developing physical coordination, fostering healthy attitudes and nurturing your child’s greatest potential.